Dr. Jan Carmeliet

Professori, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Since June 2008, Jan Carmeliet is full professor at the Chair of Building Physics at the department of Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich Switzerland.

Jan Carmeliet, graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) and has been Professor at K.U.Leuven since 1998 and part-time Professor at T.U.Eindhoven. He was in 2007 on sabbatical leave at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and at Los Alamos Governmental Laboratories.

His research resulted in more than 360 scientific journal papers and an h-factor of 85 on google scholar.

His research interests concern urban climate and urban heat island mitigation, multiscale behaviour of porous materials and their fluid interactions, and multi-energy decentralized systems at building and urban scale.

He was research councillor of the National Science Foundation Switzerland and expert of the Swiss Innovation Agency (InnoSuisse). He was director of the graduate program ‘master integrated building systems’ at ETHZ. He was member of the research commission of ETH Zürich, the scientific commission of the CCEM (Centre of Competence Energy and Mobility) and the Board of Energy Science Centre ETH Zürich. He plaid a very active role in acquiring and organizing the SCCER (Swiss competence centre energy research) FEEB&D (Future energy efficient buildings and districts).

Title of the keynote: Changing urban climate and impact for inhabitants living in the built environment.  Do we have to adapt or mitigate for climate change?